Newsletter, Issue 3, June 9, 2005
Mind mapping is
a common approach to lighten different types of work and even life
itself. This newsletter will show you how to manage your life and work
with mind maps and how to help yourself in different activities.
Create a mind
map of your life
All of us live in very dynamic time with furious pace.
In such conditions we can use different methods, trying to keep
control under our life. If you want your life to be transparent and
clear, you can try to begin using life management methods and mind
Read full article at Mind Pad web-site: "Create a mind map of your
life ": http://www.mind-pad.com/solutions/mind-mapping-for-life-management.htm
is life management.
Life management Ė is a complex dynamic system, consisting of a
several interconnected parts.
mind maps in strategical planning. Define your main goal as a central topic. Do
your best to create this mapís style as far as possible suitable
for you. Use icons and marks.
the map of your life.
Many problems could be solved without your direct interference in
it. Brain is organized in a background thinking way and many tasks
are operated while you are busy with different problems. So, if
you will have a plan, goal in an easy traced view your life may
became to change according your conception.
documenting with mind maps
all activities such as project start-up, strategy development, risk
management, process improvement, etc, require documenting.
can use mind maps almost for 80% of the lifecycle: brainstorming,
clustering (also known as meta-planning), elaboration, prioritization
& documentation. You can draft processes in mind map software and
construct any documentation before final formatting within PowerPoint
main advantage of using mind maps for documenting is that you can see
the whole structure of document set at one glance. It helps to not
become involved in all complicated interdependencies between different
you can use linking to support the whole project through its mind map.
more about documenting on Mind Pad forum: http://www.mind-pad.com/support/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=38
How to increase
your retention of written information?
you want to read texts more effectively, you can try to use
acronym SQ3R stands for the five sequential techniques:
Survey - you should pick up a shallow overview of the text before
Question - what are yours study goals?
Read - take care to understand all the points and take notes in Mind
Recall - after each section of the text
Review - as a whole.
is a useful technique for extracting the maximum amount of benefit
from your reading time.
more details visit Mind Pad forum: http://www.mind-pad.com/support/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=34
and Six Sigma process
different researches show, 38% companies use Six Sigma process.
fundamental objective of Six Sigma is the implementation of
measurement-based strategies focused on reducing flaws, thus improving
Six Sigma requires mastering several stages: defining the process in
question, measuring its performance, analyzing its effectiveness,
implementing improvements, and controlling improvements over the long
can use mind map to support Six Sigma processes.
more about making Sig Sigma mind
How to keep
your strategic plans focused on one core vision?
know that your employees should see the company's goals through their
duties and opportunities. But usually you canít be convinced of how
well they understand your companyís culture and mission.
many companies are using mind mapping to keep individual and company
goals top of mind, because mind mapping as a teamwork allows everyone
on the team to brainstorm ideas and perceptions about future
expectations, helps teams to be on the point.
gives the group an opportunity to broaden their thinking on the
To make it works, employees should be encouraged to begin the
mind-mapping process by documenting what they perceive as the
groupís major goals and purpose.
more about Mind-Mapping
Your Way to High Performance: http://www.mind-pad.com/support/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=46
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